Oddfellows Casino return with some new gigs, new material and haircuts. Performing as a six piece the band now includes Jim Whyte (drums & chimes), Alistair Strachan (cornet, moog, singing bowl), Eliza Skelton (flute, harmonium, vox), Paul Simmons (bass), Dan Burke (keys, guitar). The first is November 19th at The End in Crouch End as part of the 6th Anniversary of ‘The Local’. To book tickets go to: www.localism.org.uk/main/shows?m=show&id=143
Radio 3′s Haunted Moustache was selected for an Italia Prix award in July 2010 and is now available on www.speechification.com where it can be downloaded as a podcast. For those who don’t know it, it speechification is a brilliant site for lovers of spoken word radio. It’s a sort of round up of the best stuff going on in world with an obvious bias towards radio 4!
SingalongaWickerman! is all set up for a tour of the UK for autumn. Dates for the Green Man pub near Dumfries, the Bath film festival, Lowry in Manchester, and Picture House cinemas in Oxford, Exeter, LIverpool and Birmingham will be going up shortly.
The Catalyst Club has taken up a residency at the Last Tuesday Society in Hackney and will be taking guest speakers every second Friday of the month to perform in this unique and creepy venue. I will be doing a talk on Utopia (no surprise) on November 12th and Sarah Angliss (aka Space Dog) on December 10th.